Can you just simply add a backlit keyboard to a Powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by drumvudu, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2008
    Denver, CO
    I Have an Aluminum 1ghz Powerbook G4, the only keyboard key that is backlit is the caps lock key so i assume that it is not a backlit keyboard. Anyway, What is involved in adding a backlit keyboard or is it even possible?
  2. macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2008
    Wish we could. However, I have not found a safe way to intergrade such a goodie. There may be a mod out there. I just have not found it.
  4. macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
  5. macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    You can always search online for the Left and Right Ambient Light Sensors, then search for a compatible keyboard - bear in mind the current MacBookPro keyboard will not work with the older logicboards, the interface is completely different!

    Provided your PowerBook is of the 15 or 17 Alu flavour,
    installing them shouldn't be too much hassle, cause there's connectors one the logic-board already! Good luck.

    NB, the PowerBook 12" never ever had Backlight Keyboard as a optional extra.

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